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Whistler Film Festival To Feature A Conversation With Mega-Star Daniel Radcliffe Tomorrow Night
November 29, 2012
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The 12th annual Whistler Film Festival is off and running this week, and tomorrow night one of the biggest movie stars in the world will be there.

Daniel Radcliffe - of Harry Potter fame - is taking part in an intimate evening conversation about his acting and career experiences.

And the guy interviewing him will be George.

Radcliffe is starring in three upcoming films and returning to London's West End Stage next year, so there's lots to talk about.

He'll appear in 'Kill Your Darlings', playing the great poet Allen Ginsberg in his younger days. The film is based on an actual murder that sparked the Beat Revolution, which included Jack Kerouac.

Radcliffe will also star in 'The F Word' (a romantic comedy about being stuck in the friend zone) and 'Horns', a dark thriller based on the novel by Joe Hill.

It's about a guy who's undergoing personal turmoil, and goes through a horrific transformation into a devil character.

It's currently shooting in Vancouver.

Whistler-Film-Festival-To-Feature-A-Conversation-With-Mega-Star-Daniel-Radcliffe-Tomorrow-Night-feature2.jpg Also being honoured at the festival is Rashida Jones, best known for her role on the hit show 'Parks and Recreation' and her earlier role on 'The Office'.

Tonight, Jones receives the festival's Trailblazer Award for Acting and Scriptwriting, in recognition of her comedy and dramatic work and her growing presence as a screenwriter in Hollywood.

It will be presented at a special "In Conversation" event hosted by Variety magazine Executive Editor Steven Gaydos. The talk will be followed by the Whistler premiere of her new indie romance 'Celeste and Jesse Forever', which she wrote.

The Whistler Film Festival kicked off last night with two big events.

First, the gala premiere of Michael McGowan's 'Still' starring James Cromwell. Then, the fest's first Midnight Madness screening, with the horror film 'American Mary' by twins Sylvia and Jen Soska of Vancouver.

The closing gala features 'The Sheepdogs Have at It' - a documentary about the Saskatchewan band that won Rolling Stone's 'Do You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star' contest.

There are a lot more great films that you can read about here.

As well, George is hosting a VIP cocktail reception tomorrow and a benefit dinner on Saturday, with the proceeds going to Artists For Peace And Justice and its projects in Haiti.

As a board member of APJ, George has hosted similar events in Toronto, which have raised more than $550,000.

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